Monday, May 24, 2010

Baked Jalapeno Poppers


Oh, I love me some Jalapeno Poppers.  What's not to love?  Hot, spicy, creamy, gooey, cheesy....
Oh, my!  My mouth is drooling just thinking about it.  

I don't eat them a lot and I'm going to be totally truthful here.  As much as I try to eat healthy, it's not the fried coating that deters me from them.  If anything, that fried coating calls me toward them.  No, it's both a combination of the artery clogging reality as such treats and unfortunately, the pocketbook reality.  Last week, my son and I popped into a local fast food joint, a true rarity, and I was craving these munchies.  $2 for 3 of them.  Are you kidding me?  

So I was determined to find a way to make my own.  You could deep fry these, but I was trying to stay half way healthy so this is what I came up with.

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Approx. 14 Jalapenoes
1/2 block cream cheese (4oz)
Approx 6 oz cheddar cheese
1/2 white onion

Mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and diced onion. Slice the jalapenoes in half and seed.  Then stuff the jalapeno shells with cream cheese mixture.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 min.  

They were so yummy!  Our jalapenoes ended up not being that hot so I let me 4 year old try them and he loved them.  I'm hoping to try out some new flavor combinations as the summer goes on.  Can you imagine these with bacon?  Or pepper jack cheese?  Or on the grill?


They were yummy, yummy, oh, so delicious and I hope you enjoy them, too.  Let BBQ season begin.

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16 comments:

Kiera said...

oh, my husband is going to love me so much when I make these for him...well, he already loves me, he's going to love me even more!

Art by Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Thanks for the recipe, my Hubby ♥ eating jalapeño peppers and this is a new way to eat them, just a tiny question...do they end up really spicy? (weird question because I'm Latin but the very spicy things make sick)Thanks again =)

Lee said...

These weren't very spicy, but I'm wondering if that didn't have more to do with my jalapenos. They didn't seem hot.

Jenn said...

Those look DELISH!!
Thanks for sharing!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

These look really good! I'm going to try, just bought a bunch of jalapenos..never thought to bake them.

-heather

Country Mouse said...

I love making these for my family. I use seeded jalepenos, stuff them with cream cheese, top w/ a small precooked shrimp, and wrap w/ half a slice of bacon. You can skewer these and grill them, or bake in the oven..these are SO yummy!!!:) Thanks for your recipe, I am going to try these for sure!

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing - these look delish! I'm a follower!

Rhendi said...

oh my goodness now I want these so bad!!! Sound delicious!! we love poppers but they are so pricey to buy premade!!! great idea- thanks!!

Mama Lusco said...

These look great! Also okay for my low-carb diet, so I'm adding jalapenos to my shopping list. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

mmmm...those look so good! I bet you could put some breading on top, too, if you wanted!

Country Mouse said...

Just wanted to say these are in the fridge and ready to be baked. I'm supposed to take these to a cook-out party...hope they make it out my door!!! Also...posted a link to your blog with the recipe!!:)

K said...

We make them with just the cream cheese filling and then make a raspberry sauce to dip them in (by simmering down raspberry jam and then straining it) or buying it pre-made from Costco! Soooo good!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

These sound really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Carole Davids said...

I decided to grow a large amount of pepper plants this year just for making these! My neighbor makes these fried but she adds some crumbled bacon and ground beef on top. and we dip them in ranch dressing. So good. Going to have to try your baked version! Thanks for sharing

dani said...

Made these last night and they were yummy. They are totally mild if you completely seed them. I mixed some seeds back into the cheese because we love spicy food. So easy to make and so good, these are definitely going into our regular rotation of recipes.
Thanks!

Lee said...

Glad you liked these. I had nearly forgotten about them myself. I think we'll make some for 4th of July.

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